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New record of Ocythoe tuberculata (Cephalopoda: Ocythoidae) in the north-east Atlantic related to sea warming

  • Ángela M. Caballero-Alfonso (a1), Unai Ganzedo-López (a2), Guzmán Díez-Díez (a2) and José J. Castro (a1)

The capture of two females of Ocythoe tuberculata during the summer of 2006, in the north-east Atlantic is reported. This pelagic cephalopod species are rare beyond subtropical waters and were caught at the sea surface by two live-bait boats. The appearance of this species in the area is related with an anomalous sea warming.

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Correspondence should be addressed to: José J. Castro, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Campus Universitario de Tafira, Ciencias Básicas 35017, Las Palmas, Spain email:
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